My girlfriend (Thailand) is planning to come to Europe for a short holiday. She is a student. I myself live in the Netherlands and have sufficient funds to be her sponsor in all expenses. The main destination/time spent of our trip will be in France, so we have to apply for the visa there. Except on the application they keep asking about the France resident that will act as sponsor. And it got me really confused whether I can still be her sponsor from abroad (even though I am still in a Schengen country). I would contact them myself but unfortunately it is Sunday. Anyone with the same experience?
Would another solution be to send her sufficient funds for her own bank statements? I can imagine they will want to see a stable income over the past few statements rather than 1 big amount right before the application.